Faith informs us that God bestows on mankind two existential gifts: life and free will. Our Declaration of Independence embedded such principles of faith by proclaiming, “all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.”
Our Constitution is based on Principles of Faith
Faith counters and confines secular politics. The Constitution is grounded in Judeo-Christian principles of faith and places restrictions on government, what former President Obama called “negative liberties.” The American Left has long been hostile to the Constitution precisely because it restricts the government’s power. Indeed, the very notion of a Creator as the source of human rights conflicts with secular political philosophy.
Today some blue states are using COVID legislation to restrict the font of the Constitution itself –Americans’ Judeo-Christian principles of faith. These states place arbitrary limits on everything from seating to singing and, most recently, by prohibiting indoor religious services. Meanwhile, since the Memorial Day weekend, rioters mock states’ COVID guidelines with ongoing astroturfed violent protests. Police stand by helpless, figuratively handcuffed and all but defunded by Democrat legislators as cities burn.
The legal hypocrisy is stunning: Abortion is essential; marijuana dispensaries are essential; gambling is essential; airplane travel is essential; shopping at Walmart is essential. But sitting inside a church, saying prayers, or singing a hymn is non-essential and must be banned for the health and safety of the general public. No exceptions.
The American Left knows that America is a nation founded on faith. They know that these principles undergird our legal system. They know that if they can suppress faith, they can change our nation forever.
Freedom of Religion is America’s Very First Right
The First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution says: “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof.” That means Americans’ very first right laid out in the First Amendment — even preceding the hallowed “freedom of the press” — is the right to worship God in society and to live life by one’s religious principles.
Faith itself is under attack. Like our forefathers, Americans from all faiths must unite to remind our public servants that faith is essential and the right to worship is paramount. It is time to March for Faith.